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Services Provided:


Individual Psychotherapy






Treatment Types:


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Interpersonal Process

Narrative Therapy

Gestault Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy


Reasons for Seeking Psychotherapy:




Bipolar disorder

Relaxation training

Communication skills

Assertiveness training

Treatment for insomnia and improved sleep

Stress management


Traumatic experiences

Treatment for people with substance abuse and dependance disorders

Treatment for people with sexual and internet addictions

Marital/relationship difficulties


Health Psychology


Treatment Areas:

Lifestyle changes following heart attack/stroke or brain injury

Pain management

Irritable Bowel syndrome


Sexual dysfunction



Coping with cancer

Neuropsychological Concerns:

Neurological disorder
Traumatic brain injury
Memory complaints
Learning disabilities
Attention deficit disorder

Elise Sturgeon




In 2007, Elise graduated with her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University.  In clinical practice she has worked with a diverse population. Her favorite areas of practice include children and women. However, she is a very skilled in working with couples and clients with marriage issues.

At Seattle Pacific University while earning her doctoral degree, one major emphasis of study was in Health Psychology. She worked with Dr. Allen Breen at Elliot Bay Behavioral Health for 12 years in his Neuropsychology practice in downtown Seattle WA.


Elise has also been in private practice at Bridges Behavioral Health since we opened the doors some 15 years ago.  


Elise brings a diverse background to Bridges Behavioral Health.  For the past 35 years she has been working in the field of mental health in various means. She began her career as a School Psychologist and then got her Masters in Clinical Psych. She worked with students (children), parents and school administrators.
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